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History of tU Slave Trade.
A great man; valuable cway have recently mde their appearance in the leading foreign -view. The Ednhurg number for April con ( tina i article Stunh d on a work published liy i Mr. Bvidinell, under the particular auspices fLori Aberdeen, the British Secretary of State for foreign affair.. From it we derive the following information. The African ilave trade owoa its origin to the Portugese. In 1112 an expedition wan tilted ut by Prince Henry, third aon of John the 1st, of Portugal, and placed under the cumrnanJ of Uonzalr a Daldese, and this officer brought home tpn negro alavoa, the first ever ecen in western Europe. Two yrare afterwards, an association was for med for the purpose of obtaining tlavra, and these were sold not only in Portugal, but other countries. After the discovery of the West In dies, the trade increased rapidly. In 1507, fif teen years after the discovery of Hayti, the na tive were victiina of the most horrible outrages, tud it is said that even the good Las Casas, in order to save the remnants of the wretched Ca ibs, who resisted the attempts to enslave them, is well as they were able, proposed that the African race should be substituted us the ob jects oi'fliis inhuman traffic. In 1517, Charles V. issued a patent mithori--i ii j it, hut subsequently, in 1M2, under the chiding.) of conscience, revoked the authority granted to the traders, and emancipated the -laves made under the grant. His successor Jul not "tread in his footsteps," but allowed the trade to be continued. The English did not at ! mmm ji '' ,, ".L!.JL -J. . 1 ! ' There is still some trading In human flesh, with certain Spanish and Portugese posses sions. Put the constant cruizing of tbe Uni ted States and British armed Vessels on the coast of Africa, will probably effect its entire suppression. iV. Y. True Sun. Shocking Murder and Suicide. One of the most appalling and melancholy tragedies that hss ever fallen under our notice, occurred on Saturday morning, at a quarter be fore four o'clock, at the boarding house of Mr. R A. Emio1, No. 94 Dock atrect, a few doors south of Walnut. It appear that a few weeks ago a creoln lady named Victoire Lcuseur arri ved in this city, and took lodgings at the house in question, and shortly afterward her husband, J ii) en Lesueur, arrived in this city also, and hiving ascertained the whereabouts of his wife, soon engaged boarding at the same place. It appears however that he and his wife were not friendly disposed towurds each other, and there fore, lived unhappy. He endeavored to per suade her to receive him once more as her huxbnnd, and he would be kind, but it was all in vain, she discarded him, and the morning of the 27th of M ay he wrote a letter to her, decla ring that he could not live separated from her, J and that if she would not consent to re-unite 1 with him, he would kill her, and then kill him self, in order that they might be buried in the same grave, and more speedily united in the world to come. This letter, however, hsd but little effect upon her, and she continued to treat him with the same apparent indifference until the consumption of the horrid threat. On the this time compete in the business with the Span- j Wth of May he wrote a letter to the spent of iirda or Portugese, who seem to have ruled the American and African seas. One exception is recorded, that of Sir John Hawkins, who, in 15(J2, captured three hundred slaves on the Coast of Guinea, and sold them in Hayti to the Mpnniurds. As the English marine rose in strength and increased in numbers, its adven turous captains found their profit in making in cursions into South America and sacking the Danish town. In 14S3, Queen Elizabeth, who .4 said to have been offended at the conduct of Sir John Hawkins, chartered on Anglo-Afri-nn Commercial Company, and in 1630 ano jier under the auspices of Charlea I., went in ht the traffic upon a large scalo with a regular system. As the English began to settle their . . J L ii ! : - THE AMERICAN. Saturday, Junt 8, 1844. Democratic lYomlnatlons. FOR PRESIDENT, JAX11ES IC. POLK, OP TK?MBSSKK. TOR VICE PRESIDENT. GEO. IM. DALLAS, OP PKNM-VtV ANIA. FOR GOVERNOR, II E N H Y A. M U II L E N II E II U. POR CANAL COMMISSIONER, JOSHUA IIAKTS11011XE. ELECTORS, For Prt!ilent and Met Prcvdent of the V. States WILSON M'CANDLESS, Iq,0,,:ui ASADIMOCK, 'Senatorial. REPRESENTATIVE. 1. Geo. F. Lehman, 13, George Schnasle, 2. Christian Kseass, M. Nath'l. R. Eldred, 3. William H. S.mitu, 15. M.N. Irvine, 4. JonM Hill, (Phila.) 10. Jamcs Woodbirn, 5. Samvel E. Leech, 17. Hugh Montgomery IS. Isaac Ank.ney, 19. John Matthews, 20. Wm. Pattetson, 21. Andrew Puree, 22. John M'Gin., 23. Christian Myers, 21 Robert Orr. 6. Samuel Camp, 7. Jesse Siiarfe, 8. N. W. Sample, 9. Wii. IIeiden-reich, 10. Conrad Shimer, 11. Stephen Baloy, 12. Jonah Brewster, Mrs. L.t in which he used many sarcastic phra ses toward him, respecting the unfortunate wo man. On SHturdsy morning, at a quarter he fore4 o'clock, he approsched the bed where Fhe lay, and Rwoke her, and wished her to kiss him, she turned her head away, and lie then laid himself down on the bedxide, and drew a pistol and shot her. The ball entered the left side and taking a circuitous passsee. lodged on the A press of matter has crowded out anum- right side of the spine. He immediately drew ber of articles, this week forth another weapon, and pointing it at his Kcding of the Democratic Club. A meeting of the Democratic Club of this place, will he held at the Court House, this evening, (Saturday,) at the ringing of the bell. By order of the President. JS . I ' 1 ! - I-' -' - - J 1 'JL. MR Sl'NBllY GAZETTE AJD ITS COURSE. "Consistency ! thou art a jewel." Shakspenrt. 07 Our neighbor of the Gazette, it seems, is not yet satisfied. We have no desire to prolong a controversy, especially with a co-laborer in the causa of democracy, nor are we pertinacious in having the last word. But, as the Gazette com menced, and persists in its attack, it should not complain, if in defending ourselves we should "carry the war into Africa." Believing that every freeman has the right, and ought to exer cise the privilege of expressing his opinions in a proper and respectful manner, we have always done so, without attempting to censure or impugn th motives of those who might honestly differ with us in opinion. What tha views of the Ga zette are in relation to the tariff, is even yet par adoxical. The last Gazette says: "We were and are yet, in favor of a revenue tariff, because, should there be no importation, the necessary revenue must be made up by taxation, Sec." In the same article they go on to say, "Our neigh bor of the American is in favor of a protective tariff why, is best known to himself." We will inform the Gazette, why. Because we are in fa vor of encouraging our own laboiers, mechanics and manufacturers against foreign pauper labor By this it would appear that the Gazette is only in favor of a revenue tariff, without regard to the principle of protection. But further on the Gazette says, "The ilemoeralie party is favora ble to a tariff which will afford nuffident prutrc Hon." True as preaching. And this is just the kind of a tariff we have always been contending for, but which the Gazette is even now opposed Snrvty of tlie Sbamohln, Malionoy and Schuyl kill Rail Rood. Our readers, no doubt, will be highly gratified to learn that the result of the survey of the Rail Road from Shamokin, to connect with the Phila delphia Rail Road, will prove favorable to the construction of a road without planes. Our latest intelligence is, that the Engineers have aicertained, by actual survey, that they can pass through the Broad Mountain by about 3000 feet of tunnel, from the head of the West West Branch, of Schuylkill, to the head of deep creek. The proposed tunnel is about 729 feet higher than the Rail Road at Mt. Carbon, or, about 163 feet low er than the Broad Mountain summit level of the Danville & Pottsville R. Road. From the pro posed tunnel, along the North descent of the Broad Mountain, a line was run descending 47 J feet per mile, which grade line crosses the Cen tre Turnpike near Peter Seitzinger's, and the Little Malionoy creek (15 feet x water) about a half mile east of the turnpike where the line doubles and recrosscsthe turnpike, in the ravine a little south of Larrish's tavern, which ra vine it is intended to descend with the grade line, and cross the Big Mahonoy about j of a mile above the confluence of the two branches. The whole elevation of the tunnel, above the point where the Big Mahonoy Creek is crossed, is about 450 feet, or probably less, with suffi cient room to increase the length of the road so as to reduce the grade to 45 foot per mile. From Big Mahonoy Creek they purpose to ascend at a grade of about 75 feet per mile, through Big Run Gap, to the Locust Gap summit, nn elevation of to, if there is any meaning in the following perhaps 370 feet, and from Locust Gap, descend heart pulled the fatal trigger and in a few min utes he was no more. The coroner was sent for, and having held an inquest, the deceased was buried the same ily. Doctors W. Moore and Gibbons were sent tor to attend the woman, it mortal. They did every thing that humanity and skill could device, to ease the patient and eoothe hrrlatt moments, and a few minutes be- and her fortune, was a villain and a villain of the deepest dye, as hia subsequent treatment toward her proved him to be. He squandered her money time after time professed love with his lips, while a lurking devil was rankling in hia bosom. She, however, with the trueaflec lion of a wife, submitted to tlie ill treatment. End bore up under the adversities with a forti tude becoming a christian, until at last an e poch arrived which plunged her into the deep est despair. On a certain night she clothed ruericau Colonies, salves were carried there j having examined the wound, they found ui great numbers. In 1713, by the famous arrangement called 'he Assientio Contract, the carrying trade to 'ninth America was placed in the hands of an Cnglish Mercentile Association, and from this ijme the sale of slaves became an important i 'eni in English commerce. Previous to the A merican Revolution, there were 31,000 slaves iu the Anglo-American Colonies and the whole annual importation under the British flag a mounted to 60,000 souls. Among the earliest opponents to the traffic waa Richard Baxter, i man whose memory and works are highly val led by many religious communities of the pre sent day. Public opinion began to mature on he subject throughout the eighteenth century, md many eminent writers took ground against Ihe continuance of the truth. It seems howe ver that the feeling of the conscientious had not been fully enlisted against it, and John Newton who afterwards became so conspicu ous fur his piety, did not hesitate even while a professional Christian, to make several Guinea voyages, without having his serenity of mind in the least impaired by his undertaking. In 1782 the principle of slavery received its death blow in England by the decision of Lord Mansfield in the case of the negro Somerset, one which shines forth among the decisions of the King's Bench is familiar to lawyers, and ie on the lip of the benevolent throughout the world. The Press took up the principle then jstablikhed, and the Poets in the fervor of their enthusiasm, declared "Slaves cannot breathe in England." The first time the question was agitated in Parliament it was by the celebrated Mr. Hart ley, member for Hull, in 1776. Although he faded in carrying hia resolutions against the ilavo trade, the subject was thenceforward con' stantly agitated. In 1767 a private committee was formed for procuring its abolition, and Wil berforce and Clarkson were two of ita most ac tive and conspicuous members. Burke, Fox, Pitt and Granville yielded to the force of their arguments and influence, a Urge number of Peers went with them, and the Clergy and U Diversities added their powerful support. On the 11th of July, 17, a bill was passed regulating the trade so long as it existed, and limiting the number of "negroes in cargo" in proportion to the tonnago of the vessel. Jn 1701, Mr. WMberfurce's bill to prevent the im portation ofslavea into the Wcbt Indies, after a long eff'urt on his part to carry it, was thrown nut. For sixteen years the struggle continued. During this period Denmark and tha United States prohibited tlw traffic The former eouu try pasned tho necet-eaiy lutvsin 1702, and Con gress did so in 1701. It was during the administration of Mr. Fx that the abolition of the slave trade was finally determined upon. Two bills were passed in IBOfl, restraining and checking the practice and soon after hia death, hia Intent wishes were car ried out by the passage of a bill introduced in to the House of lords by Lord Grenville. This gave it its death blow. Napoleon on his r turn from Elba abolished the French alave trade, and iu 1917 Louia XVIU confirmed the decree. Holland forbade it in 1814. No European or American power now lawfully csrriee oa: is business. C?" On our third page will be found a short Biography of James K. Polk, our candidate foi the Presidency. Ilis character is pure and spot less, and necessarily commands the respect of all. The Hon. Geo. M. Dallas, our candidate for Vice President, is so well known in this State, that comments would be useless. words in their last article: "The present tariff is a revenue tariff, as it does not' at present, produce more nor less mousy than is required for reve nue. It is such a one as we were contending for." But, suppose at some future time the present tariff should produce more money than is sufficient for revenue. What then' A reduc tion of the tariff, of course, as the Gazette is on ly in favor of "a revenue tariff which will pro duce no more nor liss money than is required for revenue," meaning, we presume, a tariff that will produce no more revenue than is requited for the wants of the Goverment. Eut enough of these incongruities. The Ga zette has recently denied that it ever favored Free Trade, the 20 per ct. horizontal tariff, or that it was opposed to the present tariff. Ifow tiuly, it will be for our readers to judge, after reading the few following ' beautiful extracts'' from the Gazette, out of a large number we have still on hand. We may truly exclaim, "Out of their own mouths let them be condemned." to Shamokin, at about 70 feet grade per mile an elevation of about 500 feet. From the pro posed tunnel through the Broad Mountain the de scent will be at about 75 feet per mile to the Philadelphia Reading and Pottsville Rail Road, or to a connection with some one of the roads of the Schuylkill Region that connect with the Pottsville Reading and Philadelphia Rail Road. The Mine Hill Rail Road Company have, we are informed, objected to the connection with their road, or running parallel within one mile. This otieCtioii, however, will not amount to much ic candidate for President, the warm and un wavering friend of the Hero of New Orleans, and his principal supporter in the House of Repre sentees, in the war waged against the patriot ic Jackson, by that corrupt iustitution, the U. S. Bank and its hirelings. Kewlved, That in the Hon. GEORGE M. DAL LAS, Pennsylvania's talented and distinguished son, the Democratic candidate for Vice Presi dent, we recognise a pure Democrat, sound Re publican, enlightened statesman, and in every respect worthy of the honor conferred upon him by the Democratic National Convention. Ketotved, That in HENRY A. MUHLEN BERG, the favorite son of Old Berks, we recog nise the able, courteous and enlightened states man, ths firm unflinching and well tried demo crat, the faithful guardian of the people's liber ties, the individual best calculated to carry out the principles and measures which we deem es sential to the public welfare and the best inter est of the people of Pennsylvania. Rtso'red, That we will jive our individual support to Col. James K. Polk, of Tennessee, for President and Hon. Geo. M. Dallas, of Penn., for Vice President, of the United States, Henry A. Muhlenberg for Governor, and Joshua Harts horn for Canal Commissioner, against the com bined allies of British Whig Toryism, and black cockade federalism, enlisted under the coon ban ner. Rrw,lvl, That we hail with heart-felt satis faction the course of many of our principal states men, in relation to the annexation of Texas to the United States, among the foremost of which we recognise the Old Hero, the successful de fender of Beauty and Booty at New Orleans May he live to see that the golden moment toob tain Texas has not been lost, and that his hope that there were patriots enough in the Senate to ratify the treaty be fully realized. A vote of thanks and C cheers were then given to our Sunbury friends and the Band of that place, Mho were present, and entertained the meetiiiij with appropriate music. On motion, it was litf'ihfd, That our next meeting be held at the public house of Jonathan Pursel; in Point They feel very certain of finding a route through lnv,ls,"P- (about miles above .Northumberland.) j that will not greatly exceed in length the Dan- 1 " Friday the 1 Ith ins-t., atTj o'eloek, P. M. ville and Pottsville Rail Road, and at erades I Resulrtd. That the proceedinzs be signed bv Cy Democratic Meeting. A large and en thusiastic meetinc was held at Noithumberland, "Innk nnnn THIS Pirtnre. snd then nnnn THIS." r... a . i. u l... : I ... . ... "I .urco U....H. oau.ruaj, nci.inguc.iii . 8t the House of Jas. Iiilbourn, by the "Xortuum- From the Sunburv Ga-lFrom the Suuburv Ga period to her sufferings. She viewed the ap- berland Jefferson Democratic and TariffClub. on I proach of death with calmness ; feeling con- Saturday evening last. A large number of the scious that she deserved a better treatment and democratic citizens of this place were in attsnd- a better fate than that which she had received ancc, accompanied bv the Sunburv Band. The zette, Jan. 20, 1642. " Talk of rnaniraeinn American lat-or with a TARIFF ! ! theonlyen- couragement, the only zette, May 4, 1S44. ' Every person who is opposed to Fre Trade and in furor nf the exitt- enteof a Tariff, which, revenue fur the Cuverw ment, girr$ protection to our manufieiurert,t in terested in his (Mr. Van A l Ami l' .Buren's) election a K A K E- from the hands of her cruel husband. In her meeting was addressed by Alexander Jordan and protection it wants, isjiuAie it affords ample dying momenta she related her troubles to a I A. C. Fisher, Esqrs., and our humble self. The enterprise, its perse- friend at her bedside, to whom we feel indebt- I speech of Mr. Jordan was received with much , .. ,ro, anA y y .l f... . I ...I.J.. . . . i ol. : i .i... I - l . - . .1 K . 1 ... : . u I . cu lur finowicujic ui lllt-lll. Ullfj HIU 1l.nl ai.L.i.uar, nuu iiciii:u iu uu licki aiicuuuii. i 1 KAULIllKl It Will "An , i her maiden name wan Victoire Picou. and that Mr. FUher. who last tnokc. acauitted himself ahead V I I tirT T T . If- T ... ivitk mnMi erJ.t Tli. .rsiA ...11 - sat v ji-Bio ""v moil it u iv 1 1 , jycriicu i a i ...w -j v . ! CT1) A 1 T TO IT' ifl INew Urlcans. Snortly ailer the marriace ceivco Dy me auaicnce. 11 mis meeting is any we refuse to trade with ceremony was performed she learned, to her evidence of the zeal and enthusiasm of the demo- others, they will refuse A. , .i . .1... i.... cracv of Northumberland and Toint. we mav ex. ,0 trane " lls' "d we u iniwiiuiiui v miu bui pi idc, ma, iit-i ijiiBunim iiau i ' j wife and one child residing in France. Pct veT favorable account of their doings at This fact dates her firt trouble-she then lear- ,he ba,lot boxes in 0c,ober np,t ne,l that he to l.m Rh hurl mum hr hrt Tlie proceeding of the meetmg will be lound t ..... . . cease to manufacture for foreign nations in another column. 07 Littell's Living Ace. We refer our readers to the prospectus of this new work, pub lished weekly by Mr. Littell & Co., at Boston, at 12 cts. a number, each number containing 64 pages. The first number contains an excellent From the Sunburv Ga zette, July 15, 1813 "The present Tariff does not answer the pur pose intended, and even From the Sunbury Ga zette, June 1, 1844 : "The present tariff is a revenue tarifl, as it doea not, at present, pro- the manufacturers of the, duce more nor less mo- Last do not relish it. It nev than is reouircd for revenue. It is now a JUDICIOUS one It does not furnish revenue sufficient to meet the expenses of Govern- meets the approbation of that can be readily traversed by locomotive steam engines The length of the road will depend up on the height of summits to be overcome. These summits are to be overcome by gentle grades. The tunnel through the Broad Mountain will be the means of reducing the elevation of that sum mit 163 feet, and will decrcusc the length of the road nearly 5 miles, by ascending the North side of Broad Mountain with a 47 feet grade per mile, and descending the South side at 73 feet per mile. Another favorable feature of this route, one that must not be lost sight of, is, that it crosses the Shamokin Creek after that stream leaves the Ma honoy Coal region, and consequently, at a level sufficiently low to run the branch Rail Roads in to that coal region at water level, and thereby render every natural facility available in mining coal from that region. The corps engaged in the survey expect to get through to Shamokin in about a week or two. We will apprise our readers of the result as they progress. The survey is being made by Kini- bcr Cleaver, Esq , of Shamokin. CP" Coming Over. The Spirit of the Times says that Judge Todd, Geo. Sharswood, Esq and other Whigs in Philadelphia, have come out in favor oi' the Democratic ticket. PX7" Congress has fixed the day of adjourn ment on the 17th inxt. article from the London Quarterly Review, on merit, in consequence of. majority of the North; l l : 'w' i r iiimi i . . . . i . . Pre.rotf. llistorv of the roomiest of Meiieo ,luc"'K iwn""'-U IS M CM A Ufc. avii i srm iti Dcsines oiner cnoice selections irom Lsruiin i'e- Kirr a iiTninni's ...... ' - - W.'.w.- riodical Literature. We cannot too highly re- ONE ? We cannot too highly re command this work, which should find a place From the Sunbury Ga him from head to foot from her own nurse, for in every family zeiie, tto. 0, ltHJ : i ...PL. f ' .iic new i mm law the purpose of meeting with a party of friends as she supposed from what he had told her, and when the appointed time arrived, the husband was not to be found the thought flashed across her mind that some ill had befallen him, and she remained in this state of mind for some time, when she learned that her husband on the even ing alluded to, had married another woman Her feelings of course can be better imagined than described. She now learned that her money hsd been given to the support of this l rkA rifaa at at lira anli.ii ZZT Great Loss Our Whig friends have ' tet, Tnstead of lf. sustained a severe loss, and besides great d.wip pointment, by the doings of the late Baltimore Convention. They earnestly hoped for the no mination of Mr. Van Buren, and in full confi deuce that he must be the man, they bad already prepared about forty tons of public documents in opposition to him. We sincerely sympathize with them under their afflictions AS WE WERE CON TENDING FOR." fording an increased re venue, as its FRIENDS fxilinhlu expected, it is depriving us of that which we had." From the Sunbury Ga zette, July 23, 1642 : "Gen. Jackson did at one time write in opno sition to a high tariff, and that waa when he put his name to the compromite act, which opposes a U'gher tariff. K7" The Book with the "yaller kiver" won't woman, and at once she employed an agent to answer since the nomination of Jas. K. Polk. adjust her papera concerning a hat property she The songs were all based upon the nomination of hsd left, and this bavins been attended to, she Mr Van Buren, and wont rhyme with Polk no than is merely sufficient lett New Orleans for the purpose of becoming how they can fix it. A new edition will have to to drf ay the expense of an inmate of a convent, about a week's journey be printed and the songs all learned over again from the city but subsequently altered her From the Sunbury Ga zette, June 1, 1844; "We denounce Clay because he is in favor of the compromise act, which is acknowledged by Southern men to be insumcienl lor revenue." mind through the solicitations of her friends, and travelled towards this city.nnd arrived here some few weeks ago. Her husband being ap prised of the factof hpr departure, and being u nited to rather a poor woman, It'll New Orleans, government, economical ly aaininisterta. Theaboveare extracted from editorial articles in the Gazette. In addition we find the follow ing extracts, copied into the Gazette, and of urse adopted as their own : js December 4, ISO "This is the legitimate fruit of the TARIFF SYSTEM. It does not yet ttarre the Working- it only robs them oi a const- HfcNRY A Muulknbfho. Thus far our political opponents have not been able to adduce one single fact or circumstance discreditable to the character or standing of our candidate for Governor. We have within the last few mouths conversed with a number of his immediate neieli J : . I. . . J . L ' I. a anu ..ceriamiuir mai i.iMeau o. ... -com. woe borf anJ acquaintanc(.. mo6t of thcm polltical rr.e of America iroing 10 i lie cnnvinrt coniinueu ner journey in m. :!.. . i - r 11 i i . 1 & i. i i . oi.nur.pin.j ... ..oumro ..Kr aim oon loagmgn w.,hou. , ,:nL.la ..,; thev hv. unifnrmlv borne testimony to his high character and esti mable qualitiea as a man. These facta speak volumes in praise of Mr. Muhlenberg. The edi tor of the V S Gazette, tt is true, bas found :.l I.: if. i i- ... , I uu wn ...... ue .r6e. mm wun navmg (he ,b , auflicient to sustain our 1 !.. r I wrmcii.cYci.iiriic. irom uerniany. upon "un- ,kur.. r .nn,;.,.n ,y. r ,k- r., k.,.J .lul. ..... r -..i.e.. ii.. ... . ii -j i.- i - -v ..j .... I " .. laniuuii; Biie.iueu iu. joriuuaic uuiccm, nu uunxs mi style is noi .j ,.;-.u., ..i... The remains of Mrs. 1. wer intPrrP,! in th. ... .Ij -v . :.L. v. ' . M,t' nd again repeat, that persons so vulnera- UathoLc burying ground, known .. the B.sh- J:;::"".?, i , .'.l ble "v. ought to be extremely careful in op's Ground, yesterday afternoon, and those of ' , T" " . J" ",c making charges against others her tiusiian.l in another ground in the iinmedi- """u6" .......u, we ate neignwiriiooci. I He l oroner held an in- snouia narcuy inina mm competent to decide ry The Shamokin Anthracite Furnace is quest over her body, and after a full and deli- Besides, we think an objection of thi. character now in successful operation. Every thing seem, berate investigation, the jury rendered the fol- . v.,, ,r - ., . ' . ' ' at me saine nouse wnere sue boarded. J lie result of this lafct fact is already known. The lady waa a fine looking woman, and was in the forty-second year of her age ; he waa a good looking man and was aged forty yeara. In her dying moments ahe requented her friend to have hnr buried in a separate grave from her hua- j I .1 l.l .: - r . i : : ; opponents, who have known him for years, and I jr. .fi, 'Fkf.e Traiik Trh'MI'Ua.nt. The New York Sun says that the annual election for officers of the Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday, resul ted in a signal triumph for Free Trade principles." We might make further extracts, but think Iowiiht verd.rt: -That V.rloire Is.iH..r e.m ' " " wen. x.asi ween, ine nrai wee oi us to her death by a ball shot from pistol in the uPPort" ' Joseph Markel, a man notoriously operation, upwards of forty tons of good metal hands of her husband, Jules Lestieur, at a quar- I """"aie. wnen our opponents are driven to was produced, most of which is now on tbe ter to 4 o clock, A. M. on June the Ut. ' Thus! such shifts as thcse.it too plainly shows the wsv to market. Thia metal, it must be recol j cues mia mourniui irsgeuy .- rrt.l. u. difficulties of their case lerted, is made of the ore in the coal region i Large Democratic Mectiug at ftorthuiiibcrlaud. Agreeable to adjournment, the "Jefferson De mocratic and Tariff Club of Northumberland" metatthehoi.se of James Hilbourn, on Satur day evening, June 1st, 1644. The President and Vice Presidents having taken the chair, after which the Club was called to order and the mi nutes of last stated meeting were read. Alexander Jordan, 11. B. Masser and A C. Fisher, Esqrs addressed the Club in an able and eloquent manner ; each of the Speakers were frequently cheered while addressing the Club. 3 cheers were given at the close of each speaker. The following preamble and resolutions were then offered by the Executive Committee, and unanimously adopted. Whereas, The approaching National contest for President is one of more than ordinary in terest to the American people one in which there is perhaps greater principles involved than ever before divided the two great political parties of our country experience having long since tanght us that a strict observance of the doc trines and principles promulgated by the illus trious Jefferson is actually essential to the wel fare of our glorious Republic, and that the slight est deviation from those principles invariably produre disgust among the people, and sooner or later lead to anarchy and the inevitable down fall of our cherished Republic, Terefore, Resolved, That the Democracy of Old Nor thnmberland will adhere to the ancient republi can standard, and will support men only when tbey carry out democratic measures; that in the approaching campaign they present an unbroken front, laying aside all petty causes of dissension, all personal prejudices and minor differences of opinion, and unfurling our banner to the breeze : "For principles and not for me n " Resolved, That we are opposed to the estab lishment of a National Bank, because it is unne cessary and dangerous ; an engine of endless aVaud in tha hands of designing politicians, and destructive to tbe rights and interests of free people For example, U S. Eank Rcsohti, That we have the highest confidence in tbe integrity, ability, statesmanship, patriot ism and sound Republican principles of Col JAMES K rOLK.o Tennessee, the Demoerat- thc officers. and published in all the Deraorratic papers of the county After which the Club and citizens met in front of the Hmi.se, and cave 0 cheers for the nomi nees of the faltimore Convention, and accompa nied the citizens and band, from Sunbury, to the river, when they adjourned. C Signed by the Officers. J The Nomination of Mr. Ilsllai-Itonllnti announced. The new of the nomination of Geo. M Dallas was conveyed to that gentleman in a singular manner, and merits a notice. It was arranged to be announced to him by the Eastern delegation on their way home from the Convention. Ac companied by Senator Walker, of Mississippi, a personal friend of Mr. Dallas, the delegates, fin in number, arrived in this city on Friday morn ing about 5J o'clock. Of course almost every body was yet asleep. The party soon reached Mr. D's. house in Walnut, below Tenth street, and Mr. Walker, ascending the steps, rang the bell After a pause. Mrs 1) put her head out of the window, and seeing Mr. Walker, conjectured that some misfortune had happened to her daugh ter, resident in Washington. Mr Walker's re mark, "I wish to see Mr. Dallas immediately,"' j confirmed her suspicions, and she hastily awaken I ed her husband, communicating the sad conjec- tnres lie ran down stairs half dressed and bare footed opened the door when to his utter a mazement, in walked sixty or more gentlemen, two by two, with the tread of soldiers, passing, him by and entering his front parlor as though to make hiin a captive. Not having the slight est conception of their object, he stood thunder struck at the scene. Mr. Walker led him into the back parlor "My dear Walker," said he, in amazement, "what is the matter ?" Wait one moment, if you please, Dallas wait one mo ment, if you please " The folding doors were then thrown open, and the whole delegation step ping forward, gave three deafening cheers for "PoLKand Dallas'" Mr. D. stood paralized Mr. Walker enjoyed his discomfiture. Gov. Fairfield, of Maine, then stepped forward, and in the name of the delegation, solved the mystery in the following brief sjieech : Mr. Dallas, I have the honor t inform you that the National Convention of Democrats as sembled at Baltimore, having entire confidence in the purity of your private character, and the distinguished services you have rendered to the Democratic party, have unanimously conferred upon you the nomination of Vice President of the United States. Unsolicited on your part and unexpected as it no doubt is, we are author ized to announce to you that the people of the United Statea in Democratic Convention as sembled, have thus selected one whom the De mocracy of the Keystone State have ever cher ished as a faithful and tried son. The name of Dallas is the only pledge which the Demo- crscy of the Union need require for (he upright ness of your course, the purity of your princi ples and your faithful adherence to the cause of Democracy. Mr Dallas having by this time collected him self, made a very short speech He said I feel honored on b"ha!fof the Keystone State in this nomination. It the party ask it, I must yield all private and personal consideration to they wishee especially as it was unsolicited and unsought. Mr Walker and several of the delegates than spoke, after which they gavs 26 cheers for Polk, Dallas, Muhlenberg and Texas Cheer after cheer were then given for the no mination, which effectually wakened not only the family, but all the neighborhood, the street be ing by that time alive with a crowd of anxious inquirers The facts wrere soon known, and when the delegation departed, three cheers from ths erewd greeted them as they went Spirit e th Timts,